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First Saturday Recommendations

April hopped right in and brought with it all kinds of new books and authors.  So many that we don’t know where to begin.  We’d love to hear your recommendations and find out what you are reading.

As an added bonus to encourage you to share, we’re giving away a $5 gift card to a book seller of your choice to one lucky commenter.  All you have to do is leave a comment and share some of your favorite new finds to be eligible.

From our March First Saturday Recommendations we had some amazing books shared by our readers.  In case you missed the post, we’ll list those books below.

  1. Firelight by Kristen Callihan recommended by Jane
  2. The Rake And The Recluse by Jenn LeBlanc recommended by Mary Preston
  3. Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb recommended by Marilyn Baron
  4. Lone Wolf by Jodi Picoult recommended by Marilyn Baron
  5. Good to a Fault by Marina Endicottrecommended by Marilyn Baron
  6. The Next Always …Book One in the Inn BoonsBoro Trilogy by Nora Robert recommended by Sandra Elzie
  7. The Widows of Wichita County by Jodi Thomas recommended by Pam Asberry
  8. A Mother’s Homecoming by Tanya Michaels recommended by Pam Asberry
  9. Organize Now by Jennifer Ford Berry recommended by Tami Brothers
  10. Edge of Midnight by Leslie Tentler recommended by Pamela Mason
  11. Once A Good Girl by Wendy S. Marcus recommended by Annie Rayburn
  12. Heart Surgeon, Hero…Husband? by Susan Carlisle recommended by Annie Rayburn


A huge thank you to all our readers.  We can’t wait to see what you guys have in store for us this month.  Be sure to stop back by in Mayto see who won the $5 gift card.

Oh wait! You probably stopped by to see who won last time, didn’t you?  Well, that sneaky bunny left a lot of clues and after picking the blue egg, the winner is Pamela Mason!  Congratulations Pamela!!!  Shoot us an e-mail and we will get that sent to you ASAP!!!

Jane - April 7, 2012 - 1:35 am

I picked up a few titles from Erica Spindler and enjoyed every one of them. I would recommend “Dead Run” and “In Silence.”

Pam Asberry - April 7, 2012 - 2:41 am

I finally got around to reading “The Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon. I loved, loved, LOVED it! Turns out is the first book in a series; everyone else probably knows that already, but it was news to me! Naturally, I can’t wait to find out what happens next! :-)

Mary Preston - April 7, 2012 - 4:15 am

I’m reading INKHEART right now by Cornelia Funke. It comes with a medieval curse for those who borrow books & don’t return them. I still believe books are precious even though they are now printed & not painstakingly hand written word by word.

Maxine - April 7, 2012 - 9:03 am

I’m starting Pursuing Love by Karen Hall. I think it is going to be a good one.

Sandra Elzie - April 7, 2012 - 9:42 am

I just finished A Taste of Desire by Beverley Kendall and it was great. Look for a book review coming soon!

Marilyn Baron - April 7, 2012 - 9:52 am

I love the Outlander Series. One of the best things about coming late to the party is that now you don’t have to wait for all of her books because they are about three years between books (or at least it seems that way to me). I’ve read every one of them, the main ones and the offshoots. So start reading them now.

Right now I’m reading Kill Shot by Vince Flynn. It’s a Thriller. I’ve read all of his books too.

JB Hunt - April 7, 2012 - 10:34 am

Pam, Jamie Fraser is the world’s perfect man. 6’4″ in a kilt? Swoon!

I loved Meredith Duran’s latest historical, At Your Pleasure. Lots of angst and gorgeous writing, as always. She’s marvelous.

On the lighter side, I am hooked now on Darynda Jones’s grim reaper/Charley Davidson series. So much fun.

Marilyn Baron - April 7, 2012 - 12:52 pm

JB is right. Jamie Fraser is a hunk.I also just got Suzanne Brockmann’s Born to Darkness, which I will start reading soon.

Linsey Lanier - April 7, 2012 - 2:46 pm

I’m listening to Linda Howard’s “Burn” on audio. It’s fabulous. She continues to amaze me with her imaginative plots.

Susan - April 7, 2012 - 4:59 pm

I’m currently reading My Wild Highlander by Vonda Sinclair

So good!

Pam Asberry - April 7, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Marilyn, I just bought “Dragonfly in Amber” and hope to start it tonight! J.B., you are SO right about Jamie. And the love he shares with Claire, well, it’s just about perfect, too!

Marilyn - April 7, 2012 - 10:05 pm

I’m reading Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh. She’s our luncheon speaker next month and I had never read her before.

Tami Brothers - April 8, 2012 - 11:08 am

Oh man! Lots of great books. I promise you my Kindle is filling up very fast.

I’m finishing up the book Inhale by Kendall Grey. Amazing book. I’ll do a review for it next week. :yes:

Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn - April 8, 2012 - 2:22 pm

This book isn’t new, but if you like Southern fiction and are looking for a perfect example of a book that hooks you from the first sentence, get Deborah Smith’s THE CROSSROADS CAFE.

Jenn LeBlanc - April 13, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Thank you Mary for recommending THE RAKE AND THE RECLUSE!!! So sweet of you, now I’m smiling. :)


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